Euskal Oiloa Chicken Forum

A place to find out more and share what you know about this awesome rare poultry breed! **NOTE: Those who wish to register as a new member on the forum are asked to email eochickenforum@gmail.com and an Administrator will gladly help you join the forum!

You are not logged in.

Adverts

Adverts

#1 2013-08-21 02:15:52

Maggiesdad
Moderator
From: Louisa County, Virginia
Registered: 2011-10-05
Posts: 1980

Mixed bag

These guys are twelve weeks old. BCMs are Scott's starter flock. Barred birds are my BR x (EOxBJG) fun crosses. EOs are from a friend's eggs. The white cockerel is really unusual. Haven't seen any sign of color on him yet. He is huge, too. Way bigger than the other EO cockerels.

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-BDtVBtVSYTk/UhQhAL9LnyI/AAAAAAAACw0/JMaacsTiUWw/s720/DSC_0059%2520%25282%2529.JPG
More close ups of Whitey to follow. WorthitFarms where are you?! :hi:

Offline

 

2013-08-21 02:15:52

AdBot
Advertisements

#2 2013-08-21 02:30:27

Maggiesdad
Moderator
From: Louisa County, Virginia
Registered: 2011-10-05
Posts: 1980

Re: Mixed bag

More Whitey...

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-BWbL5WS1rkI/UhQkgUrjo2I/AAAAAAAACxM/u4zjAXR_m6g/s720/DSC_0061%2520%25282%2529.JPG

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-OGLNGnRr4XA/UhQkgVXf45I/AAAAAAAACxI/dyowSktz4rQ/s720/DSC_0062%2520%25282%2529.JPG

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-mamSGSfovc0/UhQkgrGCYkI/AAAAAAAACxQ/b-R7KwzL3MM/s720/DSC_0100%2520%25282%2529.JPG

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-7jjXsF0jXvs/UhQkhqbUc5I/AAAAAAAACxY/RUtPBVR4WAg/s720/DSC_0105%2520%25282%2529.JPG

Offline

 

#3 2013-08-21 11:15:53

poplar girl
Administrator
From: Athabasca, AB, Canada
Registered: 2011-06-30
Posts: 3159

Re: Mixed bag

I find the same thing MD, the EO roos like your Whitey are always the biggest. Do you think it's an optical illusion or would the scale verify what our eyes preceive? I haven't gotten around to weighing any birds yet this year.


Raising red cuckoo (marraduna) Euskal Oiloak and self blue (lavender) & black Belgian Bearded d'Uccles.

Offline

 

#4 2013-08-21 11:19:57

Flat Rock Farm
Member
From: Branchton, Ontario Canada
Registered: 2011-07-03
Posts: 3359

Re: Mixed bag

Whitey is HUGE!!  Yes I think WorthitFarms was looking for one for her Zillaria project.  He would be a good candidate!!! 

Also looks like Scott has a good hen/rooster ratio in the BCM as well :thumbsup:

Offline

 

#5 2013-08-21 11:37:49

Maggiesdad
Moderator
From: Louisa County, Virginia
Registered: 2011-10-05
Posts: 1980

Re: Mixed bag

poplar girl wrote:

I find the same thing MD, the EO roos like your Whitey are always the biggest. Do you think it's an optical illusion or would the scale verify what our eyes preceive? I haven't gotten around to weighing any birds yet this year.

I had one mostly white cockerel from my original Skyline hatch... he was far and away the biggest, dressing out at 7lbs. But he was really tall and had a weird goosestep way of walking, so he was my first taste test. :eat:

I'll see if I can get them on the scale.

Offline

 

#6 2013-08-21 11:41:06

Maggiesdad
Moderator
From: Louisa County, Virginia
Registered: 2011-10-05
Posts: 1980

Re: Mixed bag

Flat Rock Farm wrote:

Whitey is HUGE!!  Yes I think WorthitFarms was looking for one for her Zillaria project.  He would be a good candidate!!! 

Also looks like Scott has a good hen/rooster ratio in the BCM as well :thumbsup:

Yup! that was the best hatch ratio ever! :thumbs:

I've got some more pics on the card you might like... just need to edit them down so they don't burn up my bandwidth. :pics:

Offline

 

#7 2013-08-26 21:37:42

Little Boy Blue
Member
From: Marble Falls, Texas
Registered: 2012-07-11
Posts: 83
Website

Re: Mixed bag

I had a grey colored cockerel in a group of Greenfire EO's.  He likewise had long legs and was the first to go.  I had another grey one that was in my final four on cockerel slection.  I still wonder if mabey I should have kept him. 

I also keep a few Blue/Black/Splash Breda.  This year we only hatched a few and we got all blue with the exeption on one Black and one Splash.  The black was by far the largest.  Two other breeders who hatch a ton more Breda that we did both commented that they had seen across the board that the Black Breda were the largest in the flock.  So...there may be some linkage that is tied to color and size. 

I don't remember the breeds, but one Agricultural research station did a study on mature weight as they developed barred breeds.  In all of their flocks they say a drop in weight as they selected for the barred birds.  I assummed that this was because they were limiting the slection based on color and the limited selection was making it more difficult to maintain the weight and vigor in the flock.  I am now thinking differently.  Research station hatch hundreds of birds every year for these type of studies so their selection should have been good for any color they were selecting for, and the fact that they saw the same thing is a couple of different breeds makes a stronger argument for some colors being better for a bird to thrive than others (or else just some type of linkage to size).

Last edited by Little Boy Blue (2013-08-27 16:43:25)


Cottage Hill Black Copper Marans & Cream Legbars

Offline

 

#8 2013-08-26 23:46:52

mikencarol
Member
From: Oklahoma
Registered: 2012-08-21
Posts: 204

Re: Mixed bag

Hi Curtis...............Hey my Breda are just the opposite of yours........My Blues are far larger than the Splash or Black.....:Crazy:      I guess this is what makes these birds so fun!!!!!!!..................Mike


I have to keep reminding myself... "It is The Standard of Perfection...NOT the Standard of Quantity that we are striving for..."

Offline

 

#9 2013-08-27 16:47:38

Little Boy Blue
Member
From: Marble Falls, Texas
Registered: 2012-07-11
Posts: 83
Website

Re: Mixed bag

mikencarol wrote:

Hi Curtis...............Hey my Breda are just the opposite of yours........My Blues are far larger than the Splash or Black.....:Crazy:      I guess this is what makes these birds so fun!!!!!!!..................Mike

Mike,

You got small Black Breda?  I didn't think that was possibly.  :-) 

It will be intresting to see if the size and color continue to separate out into groups or if we will start to see uniformity in size across the colors.


Cottage Hill Black Copper Marans & Cream Legbars

Offline

 

#10 2013-08-28 21:50:31

WorthItFarms
Member
From: Atlanta, GA
Registered: 2011-11-08
Posts: 43
Website

Re: Mixed bag

I'm here, I'm here!! WANT :love:


Located in Chattahoochee Hills, GA. http://worthitfarms.com

Offline

 

Adverts

Board footer

Powered by FluxBB
Hosted by PunBB-Hosting